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by St. Ives Productions
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Bunker Hill, LA - "waiting to be leveled, to make way for a new world of concrete steel and glass" Shows old homes on Bunker Hill, destruction and reconstruction
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by Highway Safety Films, Inc
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eye 37,981

favorite 99

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Emphasizes the danger of attacks on children, dramatizing typical approaches. Shows what can be done to reduce the problem by making children aware of it and ready to take precautions when accosted by strangers.
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by MPO Productions
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eye 220,087

favorite 774

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Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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eye 56,592

favorite 73

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Animated.
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 70,864

favorite 231

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Sales training film for duPont Film Division (cellophane), featuring an angel and devil monitoring the activities of bakery salesmen on earth, and explaining how packaging helps to sell food. In Kodachrome.
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Topics: Sales: Training, Heaven and hell, Food industry
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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eye 463,603

favorite 402

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This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
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Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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by Unknown
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eye 28,832

favorite 36

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Beef's importance to American society and economy, and the Union Pacific Railroads's importance to the beef industry.
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Topics: Meat: Production, Transportation: Railroad, Agriculture: Food industry
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
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eye 25,086

favorite 38

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Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers. Go to Part I
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Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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eye 102,673

favorite 119

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1939, sound, 55 min, Technicolor, 35mm. Transferred from a 35mm nitrate print. See: Andrew Wood, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair," http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/middleton/index1.html. This drama illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life. The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair pits an anti-capitalist bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who...
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Topics: World's Fairs, technology, capitalism, communism, time capsules
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by Techfilm Studio, Moscow
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eye 669,320

favorite 547

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This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin. Camera: E.V. Kashina. Narrator: Professor Walter B. Cannon. Introduced by Professor J.B.S. Haldane.
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Topics: Animals: Dogs, Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments, Life extension
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
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eye 800,737

favorite 720

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Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
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by U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration
movies

eye 89,008

favorite 119

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Eerie nuclear tests on houses and dummies at the Nevada Test Site.
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Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons
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by Calvin Communications
movies

eye 111,910

favorite 268

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The ultimate generic industrial film, built around every script and visual cliche.
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Topics: Motion pictures: Production, Motion pictures: Sponsored, Humor
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
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eye 49,502

favorite 36

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Travelogues set landscapes in motion, and Freedom Highway exploits the roadside panorama as an excuse to celebrate American mythologies. Hanging in the sky as if they were ghosts, patriots, warriors and the myths they exemplify -- the frontier, national independence and manifest destiny -- come to life at key points along the transcontinental route. Although Americans are widely considered to be a practical, well-grounded people with their eyes on the future, Freedom Highway shows a nation in...
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
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eye 33,349

favorite 33

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Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers. Go to Part II
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Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 33,824

favorite 58

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Courtesy in connection with invitations, telephone conversations, introductions and entertaining guests.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette
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by Crawley Films
movies

eye 118,859

favorite 234

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Animated explanation of primary and secondary sex characteristics in adolescent boys and girls.
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Topics: Sex education, Medicine: Endocrinology, Animation
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by Warner Pathé News
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eye 27,926

favorite 40

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Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Newsreels
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by Unknown
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eye 27,112

favorite 41

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Beef's importance to American society and economy, and the Union Pacific Railroads's importance to the beef industry.
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Topics: Meat: Production, Transportation: Railroad, Agriculture: Food industry
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by Affiliated Film Producers
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eye 62,909

favorite 182

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Marriage training film dramatizing a partnership too fraught with conflicts to survive. Produced as part of a post-World War II initiative to make marriages more sustainable in the face of postwar dislocation. An unusually literate, neo-realist film produced by a talented group of documentarians. A series of films based on the textbook "Marriage for Moderns," by Henry A. Bowman. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Writer: H. Partnow (pseudonym for blacklisted screenwriter Millard Lampell)....
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Topics: Marriage, Social guidance, Gender roles
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 188,656

favorite 111

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Cold War-era cartoon aimed at convincing workers that increased productivity brings about greater purchasing power.
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Topics: Economics, Cold War, Animation: Advertising
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 76,399

favorite 184

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Corporate Cold War-era cartoon linking Bill of Rights to free-enterprise ideology.
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Topics: Cold War, Capitalism, Animation: Advertising
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by U.S. Department of the Interior
movies

eye 53,967

favorite 19

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Government-sponsored film about the building of the Boulder dam.
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Topics: Motion pictures: Sponsored, Motion pictures: Government, Infrastructure: Dams, Infrastructure:...
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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eye 18,851

favorite 15

comment 2

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eye 12,511

favorite 28

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This is a scan of 35mm material held by Prelinger Archives, San Francisco and thought to be an original 1906 print. It was scanned by Adrianne Finelli at Internet Archive on October 11, 2018 using IA's Lasergraphics ScanStation scanner set at 5120 x 3840 and scanned to 16fps. Due to Final Cut Pro limitations, this full-width scan is 4096 x 3072 pixels wide and every second frame is doubled for a playback framerate of 24fps. Archives frequently make full-width scans to show information between...
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Topics: San Francisco, 1906, Market Street
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by Unknown
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eye 123,742

favorite 333

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Scenes from the daily life of a Texas farm family.
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Topics: Amateur films, Agriculture: Farms and farming, Rural America
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by Centron Corporation
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eye 34,670

favorite 68

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Pioneering film that encourages youth to look into themselves for the causes of prejudice.
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Topics: Racism, Prejudice, Schools
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
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eye 154,134

favorite 9

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Presents "King Joe" as the average American working man who, by virtue of his high wages and short hours, is king of the world's workers.
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc..
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eye 17,708

favorite 9

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Many people, like Mr. Finchley, the hero of this film, may have wondered how to go about owning a share of American business, or about the new "pay-as-you-go" Monthly Investment Plan. Or, perhaps they'd just like to know more about how the stock market works -- about market opportunities and risks, stocks, bonds and dividends. If so, they will find the adventures of Fred Finchley as one of the best ways to find out what goes on at the Stock Exchange. Mr. Finchley is a likeable,...
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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eye 78,818

favorite 88

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Writing, editing and mass production of books.
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Topic: Communication: Books
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by Tullio Pellegrini
movies

eye 620,590

favorite 192

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Cinemascope homage to the city of San Francisco made by amateur filmmaker and inventor Tullio Pellegrini.
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Topics: san francisco, amateur film, widescreen, Cinemascope, pasta1
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by Unknown
movies

eye 28,994

favorite 34

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Republican party campaign film on behalf of Wendell Willkie for U.S. president in the 1940 elections.
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Topics: Political campaigns and elections, Economics, Willkie, Wendell A.
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by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
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eye 24,097

favorite 23

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In May 1960, students and progressive activists opposed to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) demonstrated when HUAC held hearings in San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco police turned firehoses on the demonstrators, washing them down the main staircase of City Hall, and the resultant publicity did much to engender the social consciousness of the 1960s. HUAC sympathizers produced a film, "Operation Abolition," condemning the demonstrators as Communist-inspired...
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Topics: Social issues: 1960s, Civil rights, San Francisco: Political activity
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies

eye 23,098

favorite 15

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Film opens with montage of scenes of student protest. Credits occur over this sequence. Loosely structured as a narrative in which John Smith (a college student) is visited by his great great great (etc.) grandfather John Smith (from 1776), this film works to educate a young audience on the "breakdown of moral, religious, and ethical principles" in the US. With the help of a history professor, John Smith (1776) explains how he gave his life to build the USA and nowadays a "bunch...
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by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California
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eye 20,180

favorite 21

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In May 1960, students and progressive activists opposed to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) demonstrated when HUAC held hearings in San Francisco's City Hall. San Francisco police turned firehoses on the demonstrators, washing them down the main staircase of City Hall, and the resultant publicity did much to engender the social consciousness of the 1960s. HUAC sympathizers produced a film, "Operation Abolition," condemning the demonstrators as Communist-inspired...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Social issues: 1960s, Civil rights, San Francisco: Political activity
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by Warner Pathé News
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eye 21,626

favorite 14

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Newsreel stories reformatted for classroom use. Includes: United Nations Condemns Russia; Carrier Landings by Mirror; Arctic Ice Cap Adventure; Hummingbird Sanctuary; Low-Level Crop Dusters; Centuries of Telling Time; Old and New in Guided Missiles, showing a jet engine exploding when metal is dropped into it; and New York State's Erie Canal.
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Topic: Newsreels
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 17,653

favorite 22

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This is a recent discovery -- a 16mm print of a rare Jam Handy silent film. It's a bit title-heavy, but interesting to compare to later Handy productions.
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Topic: electricity energy horsepower
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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eye 18,021

favorite 18

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Presents in lay terms what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peace-time uses of atomic energy and the by-products of nuclear fission. From The Field Guide to Sponsored Films: RESOURCES: “Atom Educational Film Made Available by GE,” Wash Post, Aug. 9, 1953, R11; “A Challenge to Free Enterprise,” Bus Scrn15, no. 5 (1954): 33; advertisement, Bus Scrn18, no. 7 (1957): 5. Science film positioning atomic energy as both a peaceful and a warlike force....
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
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eye 216,913

favorite 226

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
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eye 21,355

favorite 47

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Communicates through a child's eyes the problem of molestation. A little girl is rescued by the police who explain to her how to avoid dangerous situations and how to deal with them when they arise.
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by Unknown
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eye 47,652

favorite 98

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How radio brings news and information to Americans. With footage of many news events covered by radio and images everyday life in the late 1950s. Explains how radio serves in the Cold War and during natural disasters.
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Topics: Media: Radio, Communication: Radio, Journalism
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by Sutherland (John) Productions in Association With Film Counselors, Inc.
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eye 25,371

favorite 155

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This animated cartoon follows the adventures of "Colonel Cosmic," a Martian, as he learns that Oil and Competition are the two things that make America great. It is a sci-fi-influenced economic tract on the strengths of Earth-style free enterprise economics, compared to a stagnating Mars under the fist of a certain Mr. Ogg, who centrally controls the Martian economy. In the film, a Martian undercover agent flies from Mars to Earth to learn about the oil industry, and finds that the...
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by U.S. Office of War Information
movies

eye 344,807

favorite 148

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U.S. government-produced film defending the World War II internment of Japanese American citizens.
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Topics: World War II: Japanese Americans: Internment, Racism, Human rights
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eye 236,218

favorite 170

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Topics: Vintage Erotica, Erotic Dance
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by Medical Arts Productions
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eye 377,096

favorite 252

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Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
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Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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eye 86,093

favorite 439

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Uses vignettes, animation and comments by girls and boys to explore the medical facts and some personal feelings about menstruation.
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Topic: need keyword
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by Sid Davis
movies

eye 375,643

favorite 3

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Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters.
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Topics: Homosexualities, Crime and criminals (Molestation), Los Angeles
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by U.S. War Department
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eye 336,472

favorite 435

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Admonishes Americans that they will lose their country if they let fanaticism and hatred turn them into "suckers." "Let's forget about 'we' and 'they' -- let's think about us!" In the context of the emerging Cold War, this film appears paradoxical.
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Topics: Prejudice, Cold War, Racism
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
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eye 137,572

favorite 205

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Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
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Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
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eye 98,091

favorite 1,029

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Beautifully animated explication of human eye and eyesight.
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Topics: Perception: Vision, Animation
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eye 64,172

favorite 65

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0707 PA8113 Berkeley Fire 1923
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eye 101,604

favorite 126

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by Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
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favorite 472

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Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
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Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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eye 552,899

favorite 299

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Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
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Topic: need keyword
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by American Telephone and Telegraph Co. (AT&T)
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eye 145,229

favorite 189

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Training film for users of the new dial telephones.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Ergonomics
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by Albert (Eddie) Productions
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eye 13,387

favorite 48

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Shows a seventh-grade class as they view and discuss an animated film which traces human growth from conception to adulthood. Differences in male and female structural development are emphasized. A mixed group of seventh grade youngsters in a class situation view and discuss animated film. The film traces human growth and development of the organism from mating through pregnancy and birth, then from infancy through childhood and adolescence to the adult form. Differences in male and female...
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies

eye 59,099

favorite 475

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PA-2177 ìWonderful Worldî 08:01:14:28 - 08:45:06:23 Color Sound 1959 "Wonderful World" Broad documentary surveying global cultures, lifestyles, emphasizing common human activities, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Narrator: Ken Nordine. Parallels in European, American, Asian, South American, Caribbean lifestyles, leisure, hospitality, (racial stereotypes in narration.) Landmarks, history, sports, architecture, travel. Amazingly, everyone drinks Coke - globalism, multinationalism. 08:01:14:28...
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
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eye 30,274

favorite 79

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This film, a combination of animated cartoon and live action, shows young children what to do in case of an atomic attack. The film opens with "Bert the Turtle" wobbling down the street and singing a song, "Duck and Cover." When there is a bright flash, Bert immediately ducks into his shell covering. The narrator explains that when there is a bright flash -- brighter than the sun -- children should follow Bert's example. The film shifts to a classroom of first or second...
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eye 58,575

favorite 421

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Examines the widespread use of drugs in American society and presents experts discussing different reasons for increased drug abuse by youth. Focuses on the varying opinions of a judge, researcher, child psychologist, minister, and drug user toward increased drug abuse. Emphasizes the need for helping children make proper choices about drugs. Highlight: JIM NABORS and unidentified woman do operatic duet to "Figaro" with lyrics changed to drug references; Jim Nabors pops pills in the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
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by Ferno (John) and Losey (Joseph)
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eye 37,808

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Poetic exposition of a child's day at a modern (progressive education-minded) summer camp. Produced by John Ferno and Joseph Losey.
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Topics: Children, Society: Education, Recreation
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by Crawley Films, Ltd.
movies

eye 161,046

favorite 186

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Social-sex development of Bill and Mary and how they came to meet, fall in love and marry.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Sex education, Social guidance, Gender roles
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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eye 230,370

favorite 598

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Animated classic presenting what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the byproducts of nuclear fission.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Energy, Physics, Animation
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by Interlude Films
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eye 202,350

favorite 315

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A group of children, all wearing ape masks, rides their bicycles to the park for a picnic. Along the way, all but one are eliminated for violating basic bike safety rules. This strange film was narrated by Edward Everett Horton. Script and Direction: Dale Jennings. Photography: Max Hutto. Art Direction: Ralph Hulett. With Dick Hutto, Janice Powell, Lucie Hagens, Ralph Hulett, Clyde L. Johnson, Dave Hembree, Colleen Hutto, Charles Hagens, Kevin Lindsay, Dan Whitehead, Don Moody, Diane Chambers,...
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Topics: Bicycles, Safety: Bicycle, Animals: Apes
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eye 147,197

favorite 262

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Mild stag film starring Adele Doleman
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Topic: need keyword
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favorite 141

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To come.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: prelinger, home movies
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eye 66,368

favorite 396

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0696 PA8508 Out of This World
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by On Film, Inc.
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eye 87,488

favorite 238

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Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens.
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Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 74,715

favorite 106

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Animated character "Tommy Telephone" produces a telephone by assembling 433 separate parts.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Communication: Telephone, Animation: Advertising
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 36,056

favorite 28

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Cartoonist Rube Goldberg creates a little animation to explain how fuel is converted to power in the modern automobile engine.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Animation: Rube Goldberg, Automobiles: Engineering
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by Centron Productions
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eye 122,444

favorite 136

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Safety film about dangers associated with earthmoving equipment operation, showing many great simulated accidents on construction sites. CONTENT ADVISORY: May be frightening and surprising to some viewers, and contains great country-style song by a Johnny Cash-soundalike.
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Topics: Safety: Occupational, Music: Country and Western, Motion pictures: Stunts
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 28,296

favorite 48

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21:02:50:09 CU spinning RCA Victor record on record player. 21:03:06:07 Animation illustrates the basics of one-track recording; sound waves spread from drawing of a orchestra to microphone, arrows indicate movement of sound from mic to amplifier to vinyl record, CU drawing of needle cutting music recording into vinyl record; drawing illustrates movement of sound from stylus to amplifier to speaker; drawings illustrate the difference between mono and stereo sound recordings 21:05:34:21 Extreme...
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eye 34,923

favorite 89

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This early nudie-film, showing two naked women lolling around a rocky landscape, is more quaint than erotic. It's not clear what the original purpose was - it appears to be an excerpt from a longer film, and the peculiar title, in combination with the occasional mild nuzzling of the protagonists, suggests some kind of cautionary film about lesbianism. For our purposes, these gentle images of two naked women (one thin, and the other, well, Rubenesque), crossing a meadow picking flowers, climbing...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 125,454

favorite 314

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Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
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Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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eye 28,691

favorite 375

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0739 PA9033 Time Pulls the Trigger
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